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Influx of International Talents to the USResearch on Understanding Chinese Students in the USOverview of This WorkReferencesI Epistemological Developmental Theories and Their ApplicationsEpistemological Developmental TheoriesConceptualization of Personal EpistemologyPerry’s TheoryOverview of PositionsDualismMultiplicityRelativismCommitment (within Relativism)Extension of Epistemological Development Frameworks After Perry’s TheoryWomen’s Way of Knowing (Belenky et al. 1986)Epistemological Reflection (Baxter Magolda 1992)Reflective Judgment Model (King and Kitchener 1994)Argumentative Reasoning (Kuhn 1991)Synthesis of Theoretical FrameworksDualismMultiplicityContextual RelativismCommitment (within Contextual Relativism)ReferencesMeasurement of Epistemological DevelopmentQualitative Measures of Epistemological DevelopmentQuantitative Measures of Epistemological DevelopmentReferencesPersonal Epistemology in ApplicationApplication of Epistemological Developmental Theories in Engineering StudentsApplication of Epistemological Developmental Theories in Graduate StudentsApplication of Epistemological Developmental Theories in Chinese StudentsReferencesII A Research Design for Measuring Epistemological DevelopmentDeveloping a Valid Survey for Personal EpistemologyIntroductionBackgroundSurvey ConstructionContent ValidationData Collection and AnalysisResultsStructural ValidationData Collection and AnalysisResultsDiscussionConclusionReferencesA Mixed-Method Research DesignIII A Quantitative Exploration of Chinese Engineering Doctoral Students’ Epistemological Development Overall Profiles of Epistemological DevelopmentBackgroundMethodData CollectionSurveyModified Zhang’s Cognitive Developmental Inventory (ZCDI)Subscale of Epistemological Belief Survey (EBS)Demographic QuestionsSamplingData AnalysisT-TestANOVAAn Overall Profile of Epistemological StagesDiscussionConclusionReferencesFactors Related to Epistemological DevelopmentAcademic ProgressOverall PictureANOVAPlaces of OriginPrior Master’s EducationEnrolled UniversitiesDiscussionConclusionReferencesIV A Qualitative Exploration of Chinese Engineering Doctoral Students’ Epistemological Thinking StylesStories of Chinese Engineering Doctoral Students’ Epistemological Thinking StylesBackgroundMethodsData CollectionInterview ProtocolData AnalysisTranscriptionCoding ProcedureCodebook DevelopmentInter-coder ReliabilityResearcher as the InstrumentResultsThe Overall PictureThe Story of Dualistic ThinkingThe Story of Multiplistic ThinkingThe Story of Relativistic ThinkingThe Story of Commitment to Relativistic ThinkingTaking Major ResponsibilitiesDiscussionsOperationalization of Commitment to Relativistic ThinkingConclusionReferencesFactors Associated with Advanced Epistemological ThinkingPeople FactorsExperiential FactorsContextual FactorsDiscussionConclusionReferencesLessons Learned and Future DirectionsLessons LearnedImpact of This ResearchApplications of Perry’s Theory Among Engineering StudentsExtension of Perry’s TheoryUnderstanding of Chinese Doctoral Students’ Epistemological DevelopmentExplorations of Factors Associated with Relativistic ThinkingFuture DirectionsConclusionReferences
 
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